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After Being Detained in Pre-Emptive House Raid, Democracy Now!'s Elizabeth Press Files Report on Police Crackdown in St. Paul
by via Democracy Now
Monday Sep 1st, 2008 8:56 AM
Monday, September 1, 2008 :The protests against the Republican convention have barely begun but the police have already begun their crackdown against any one perceived to be involved the demonstrations. Police in the Twin Cities worked with federal officials to detain dozens of activists and conduct a series of coordinated raids on a number of locations. Among them was Democracy Now!'s Elizabeth Press who was detained, along with several others, in a house raid on the video collective, I-Witness Video. Press files a report from the streets of the Twin Cities.
The protests against the Republican Comvention have barely begun but the police have already begun their crackdown against any one perceived to be involved the demonstrations. Police in the Twin Cities worked with federal officials to detain dozens of activists and conduct a series of coordinated raids on a number of locations. Five activists are still detained.

On Saturday afternoon, Democracy Now!’s Elizabeth Press was among those detained during a house raid. She was I-Witness video documenting police actions against protesters.

Elizabeth Press filed this report for Democracy Now!

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